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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:19 PM
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Health Care for America Now comes out against Baucus legislation
September 16, 2009

Contact:
Jacki Schechner 202-454-6196
Doug Gordon 202-822-5200



Health Care for America Now Calls Baucus Bill A Failure
Calls on Senate Finance Committee to Fix It


Washington, DC Health Care for America Now (HCAN) the nations largest health care campaign released the following statement today on Senator Max Baucus health care bill:

Richard Kirsch, National Campaign Manager, Health Care for America Now:

The Baucus bill is a gift to the insurance industry that fails to meet the most basic promise of health care reform: a guarantee that Americans will have good health care that they can afford. The Baucus bill would give a government-subsidized monopoly to the private insurance industry to sell their most profitable plans - high-deductible insurance - without having to face competition from a public health insurer.

Under the Baucus bill, employers would have no responsibility to help pay for their workers coverage and would be given incentives to have workers pay more for barebones insurance. Americans who dont get health benefits through work would still not be able to get good, affordable coverage.

We urge Senators on the Finance Committee to replace the Baucus plan with legislation that will do what the Senate HELP Committee and three House committees have done: guarantee that Americans have good health insurance that they can afford with the choice of a strong national public health insurance option.



Jacki Schechner
National Communications Director
Health Care for America Now
202-454-6196 (direct)
202-510-0605 (mobile)
jschechner {at} healthcareforamericanow.org



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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:05 PM
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1. Baucus is a useless piece of shit. nt
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 09:11 PM by imdjh
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:11 PM
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2. And so is Kent Conrad
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madamesilverspurs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:26 PM
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3. Now, now --
no need to abuse shit. Shit does serve some good purposes, as in its use to fertilize the soil to encourage the growth of all kinds of flora.

Baucus, on the other hand . . .
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